CONCORD, N.H.—Lorie Cahill has been re-elected for a third and final term as ROC Association Director for the Mountain West region.
Cahill, a long-time Member and former Board President at Green Acres Cooperative in Kalispell, Mont., was nominated to run by her community’s board of directors and elected by boards from across the region.
“My sincere thanks to the Mountain West region ROCs who supported me in my run,” said Cahill, who added, “I am very excited to start my third term.”
“We have made it through a very tough year. I am so inspired by the many leaders who have stepped up throughout the past year and made a difference in a new ROC, on a committee, helped their neighbors, and advocated for our communities locally and nationally,” said Cahill.
Cahill edged out her opponent Tina McKinstry, president of Takesa Village Homeowners Cooperative, in a closely contested race. McKinstry is active on ROC Association committees and is committed to continuing her work to promote resident-owned communities.
ROC Association Directors are a vital part of the way ROC USA operates, providing ROC residents — those directly served by ROC USA’s work – with three peers on ROC USA’s Board of Directors.
Additionally, ROC Association Directors are spearheading new initiatives for the Association, including the Outreach & Education and Policy & Advocacy Committees, as well as the Better Together monthly calls.
The ROC Association is made up of ROCs that are or once were under contract with a Certified Technical Assistance Provider trained and certified by ROC USA® Network. These communities elect Directors to the ROC USA, LLC Board of Directors, helping ensure customer involvement in the governance of ROC USA as a non-profit social venture.
One Director is elected from each of three regions and serves a two-year term. Staggered elections are held every other year, and each Director may serve for a maximum of three terms. The Association was started by two ROC leaders, Natividad Seefeld and Lois Parris, both former appointees to the ROC USA Board of Directors.
Membership is free and automatic to all the 260+ communities that are (or once were) supported by a ROC USA Network CTAP.